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2019-03-24 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 01:34
Date: Sunday Mar 24, 2019
Time: 8:43 PM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 43°
Approach: 35° above WNW
Departure: 10° above NE

2019-03-24 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 01:34
Date: Sunday Mar 24, 2019
Time: 10:20 PM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 13°
Approach: 12° above NW
Departure: 13° above NNW

2019-03-25 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 01:34
Date: Monday Mar 25, 2019
Time: 9:29 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 17°
Approach: 15° above NW
Departure: 11° above NNE

2019-03-26 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 01:34
Date: Tuesday Mar 26, 2019
Time: 8:39 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 22°
Approach: 21° above NW
Departure: 11° above NNE

2019-03-26 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 01:34
Date: Tuesday Mar 26, 2019
Time: 10:16 PM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 11°
Approach: 10° above NNW
Departure: 11° above NNW

2019-03-27 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 01:34
Date: Wednesday Mar 27, 2019
Time: 9:25 PM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 12°
Approach: 10° above NW
Departure: 10° above NNE

Lori Loughlin released on $1 million bond on college admissions scam charges

Channel 10 news - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 19:50

Actress Lori Loughlin, known as Aunt Becky on the TV sitcom "Full House," has been released on $1 million bond hours after she was taken into FBI custody Wednesday morning in Los Angeles as part of the investigation into a massive college admissions scam. She had appeared in federal court on conspiracy charges Wednesday afternoon. Loughlin will not have to surrender her passport.

Loughlin and her husband, designer Mossimo Giannulli, allegedly paid half a million dollars to have their two daughters categorized as recruits to the USC crew team even though neither participated in the sport, CBS News correspondent Carter Evans reports. Their 19-year-old daughter Olivia Jade is a social media influencer, who apparently capitalized on her experience at USC with sponsored posts.

Olivia Jade had to apologize last year after saying this on her YouTube channel: "I do want the experience of, like, game days, partying. I don't really care about school as you guys all know."

Loughlin and actress Felicity Huffman are two of the dozens of wealthy parents accused in the alleged scheme that lasted nearly a decade. Prosecutors said some of them paid millions to get their children into elite schools like USC, Yale and Stanford.

Fifty people in total face criminal charges in the giant scam. More arrests could come in the weeks and months ahead.

Huffman, of "Desperate Housewives" fame, allegedly paid $15,000 to boost her daughter's SAT score. Her husband, actor William H. Macy, was in court with her Tuesday as she was charged with conspiracy and posted a $250,000 bond.

William Singer pleaded guilty in Boston federal court Tuesday to running the scam, which federal prosecutors called the biggest of its kind. They said Singer became a cooperating witness turning in A-list clients.

According to court documents, Singer was the CEO of a college prep company in California. Parents spent as much as $6.5 million dollars to guarantee their children's college admission.

The company would not only help doctor SAT and ACT tests. It would also create the false impression the students were elite athletes, bribing coaches and creating fake athletic credentials complete with altered photos for kids.

Many colleges are taking action. Two athletics officials at USC that were allegedly involved were fired Tuesday.

Prosecutors said many of the students had no idea what their parents had allegedly done.

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In a rebuke to Trump, Senate votes to end American aid to Saudi war in Yemen

Channel 10 news - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 19:23

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Wednesday to end U.S. support for the Saudi Arabian-led coalition's war in Yemen, bringing Congress one step closer to a unprecedented rebuke of President Donald Trump's foreign policy.

Lawmakers have never before invoked the decades-old War Powers Resolution to stop a foreign conflict, but they are poised to do just that in the bid to cut off U.S. support for a war that has triggered a humanitarian catastrophe.

The vote puts Congress on a collision course with Trump, who has already threatened to veto the resolution, which the White House says raises "serious constitutional concerns."

The measure was co-sponsored by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Sen. Mike Lee, R- Utah. Next, it will move to the Democratic-controlled House, where it is expected to pass.

The resolution passed by a vote of 54 to 46, with seven Republicans breaking with Trump to back the resolution: Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Steve Daines of Montana, Mike Lee of Utah, Jerry Moran of Kansas, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Todd Young of Indiana.

"The bottom line is that the United States should not be supporting a catastrophic war led by a despotic regime with an irresponsible foreign policy," Sanders said on Wednesday from the Senate floor. He said a vote in favor of the measure would "begin the process of reclaiming our constitutional authority by ending United States involvement in a war that has not been authorized by Congress and is unconstitutional."

In its statement threatening a veto, the White House argued the premise of the resolution is flawed and that it would undermine the fight against extremism. U.S. support for the Saudis does not constitute engaging in "hostilities," the statement said, and the Yemen resolution "seeks to override the president's determination as commander in chief."

"By defining 'hostilities' to include defense cooperation such as aerial refueling," the White House statement said, the Yemen resolution could also "establish bad precedent for future legislation."

Trump's support for Saudi Arabia has been a point of tension with Congress since the killing of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi last year. Lawmakers from both parties have criticized Trump for not condemning Saudi Arabia strongly enough for the killing.

Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., addressed those tensions when he urged his colleagues to oppose the measure.

"We should not use this specific vote on a specific policy decision as some proxy for all the Senate's broad feelings about foreign affairs. Concerns about Saudi human rights issues should be directly addressed with the administration and with Saudi officials," McConnell said from the Senate floor.

McConnell argued the Yemen resolution "will not enhance America's diplomatic leverage" and will make it more difficult for the U.S. to help end the conflict in Yemen and minimize civilian casualties.

Sen. James Risch, R-Idaho, who chairs the Foreign Relations Committee, argued that U.S. support for the Saudi-led coalition helps facilitate peace talks and withdrawing from the conflict would delay an eventual political settlement.

"We need to stay engaged (in Yemen) with the limited engagement we've had," Risch said.

A similar resolution to end support for the Yemen war passed the Senate in December, but it was not taken up by the then Republican-controlled House.

Approaching its fifth year, the war in Yemen has killed thousands and left millions on the brink of starvation, creating what the United Nations called the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., said before the vote that the resolution "will be seen as a message to the Saudis that they need to clean up their act."

"We are made weaker in the eyes of the world when we willingly participate in war crimes, when we allow our partners to engage in the slaughter of innocents," Murphy said.

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Amazon removes books promoting autism 'cures' and vaccine misinformation

Channel 10 news - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 19:03

Amazon is removing books that promote supposed "cures" for autism, the Associated Press reports. It's part of an effort by several big tech companies to cut down on the spread of misinformation about vaccines.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there is no cure for autism spectrum disorder, only medications that can help some function better. Decades of medical research has also consistently shown there is no link between vaccines and autism.

A spokeswoman for Amazon.com Inc. confirmed the books were no longer available on the site but did not provide additional information, according to the AP.

Last week, fellow tech giant Facebook announced it is cracking down on the spread of vaccine misinformation. Facebook will now reduce the rankings of pages and groups that promote medical myths across the platform, taking action against verifiable vaccine hoaxes, the company said. According to the company, the steps it is taking will make misinformation appear less frequently in News Feeds, public and private pages and groups, search predictions and recommendations.

Myths about autism and vaccinations have been circulating since 1998 when a British doctor named Andrew Wakefield published an article about a possible link between the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism. That study has since been debunked as fraudulent, and Wakefield lost his medical license in the midst of allegations over professional misconduct.

Other scientists have failed to replicate his findings, and dozens of studies involving millions of children have found no link between childhood vaccines and autism.

Recent measles outbreaks in at least 18 states have highlighted the real-world risks posed by the anti-vaccine movement, public health officials say. Almost all of those who got sick had not been vaccinated. "These outbreaks are due to the anti-vaccine movement," Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, told CBSN.

He stressed that the vaccine has been scientifically proven over many years to be safe and effective in preventing measles. However, some parents still refuse to vaccinate their kids.

The outbreaks also revived a bitter debate over so-called "philosophical" exemptions to childhood vaccinations. Lawmakers in Washington state are considering eliminating non-medical exemptions that allow children to attend school without vaccinations if their parents or guardians express a personal objection. Texas also saw a reignited fight over vaccination requirements.

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4-year-old boy, grandparents survive Illinois plane crash

Channel 10 news - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 18:17

WATERLOO, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a 4-year-old boy and his grandparents were rescued after their small plane crashed in southern Illinois.

The fixed-wing single-engine Piper PA-32 was traveling from Mobile, Alabama, when it went down Tuesday in rural Monroe County on its way to St. Louis Downtown Airport in Cahokia, Illinois.

The plane crashed into the yard of Waterloo police officer Trin Daws. He says he and another man broke the plane's windows with a fire extinguisher and pulled the boy out.

Sheriff's Maj. Jim Lansing says the boy, his grandmother and his grandfather were talking when they were taken to hospitals. He says they suffered injuries that weren't life threatening.

Lansing says the grandmother told authorities a warning light went on, oil was spewing onto the windshield and they couldn't see.

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Dairy Queen offering ‘Free Cone Day’ on first day of spring

Channel 10 news - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 16:20

To ring in the first day of spring, Dairy Queen is offering a free ice cream cone to customers.

The company says ice cream lovers can get a free small vanilla soft-serve signature cone at participating locations on Wednesday, March 20. The offer is limited to one cone per customer.

Free Cone Day + first day of spring equals the happiest day ever. Wednesday, March 20th at DQ. #FreeConeDay pic.twitter.com/xDcmEGWGb0

— Dairy Queen (@DairyQueen) March 12, 2019

“We love that our tradition of Free Cone Day has become synonymous with return of warmer weather and bringing people together,” said Maria Hokanson, Executive Vice President of Marketing at ADQ. “We know the start of soft-serve season brings joy to our fans, and we can’t wait to help spread smiles.”

After Free Cone Day, customers can then get a small, regular or dipped soft serve cone for 50 cents through the Dairy Queen mobile app. That offer begins March 21 and ends March 31 at participating Dairy Queen locations.

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Woman describes Andrew Mitchell encounter as 'unprofessional'; implicates other officers

Channel 10 news - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 15:24

COLUMBUS (WBNS) — Shannon Gaines will tell you she had a good childhood, loving parents and a middle-class upbringing.

She will also tell you that addiction drove her into a 20-year cycle of drugs and prostitution.

"The drugs started everything. But I knew from my very first hit of crack cocaine that I was sick. I knew immediately. I knew immediately. I wasn't done throwing up before I said 'Give me another one,'” Gaines told 10 Investigates.

Gaines is one of 184 women that 10 Investigates has found was arrested by vice officer Andrew Mitchell in the past two years.

Mitchell was relieved of duties back in September amid an internal investigation by the Columbus Division of Police and a separate criminal probe by the FBI and other local and state agencies.

On August 23, 2018, Mitchell fatally shot and killed Donna Castleberry during an alleged prostitution sting. Authorities said at the time that Castleberry pulled a knife and cut Mitchell. Two weeks earlier, Mitchell had become the focus of a separate criminal probe into his behavior as a vice officer. Castleberry’s family has raised questions about this and criticized why Mitchell was allowed to remain on the street while the subject of a criminal investigation.

Mitchell was arrested Monday while at work.

He appeared in federal court Wednesday and will remain in federal custody pending trial.

Mitchell is facing federal charges, accused of abusing his power as a Columbus police officer by coaxing women into sexual acts under the threat of arrest or charges. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

One woman arrested by Mitchell in 2018, who did not wish to be identified, told 10 Investigates: “Officer Mitchell wanted me to have sex with him and I said 'No,' so he wrote me a ticket..."

Court records show that woman’s case was recently dismissed.

Federal authorities also say Mitchell is facing additional charges for lying to the FBI in denying that he had sex with a prostitute.

Gaines’ encounter with Mitchell was unlike the ones described this week by federal authorities.

Gaines said she was arrested near the intersection of Sullivant and Brinker during a sting operation last May.

“He was unprofessional and immature, like a big kid,” Gaines told 10 Investigates.

Gaines alleges that Mitchell made derogatory comments towards her, some of which are graphic.

“And when he pulled in, it's hard to turn down money when — the lifestyle — It's not just the drugs, it’s that lifestyle (that) becomes addicting. Even without the drugs, it was an opportunity to get money,” Gaines said.

She later pleaded guilty to loitering and soliciting and spent 30 days in jail.

But her criticism of that encounter doesn’t end there.

Gaines, who has solicitation and loitering arrests dating back to 2007, encouraged federal authorities to do a thorough investigation and implicated other officers.

“If they do a really good investigation, they're going to find that it's not just Mitchell,” she said.

In an emailed response, the Columbus Division of Police spokeswoman said that the department would investigate any complaints against its officers and encouraged people to come forward.

“All allegations of criminal misconduct by any other officer in the Vice Unit have been forwarded to the FBI’s Public Corruption Task Force," the spokeswoman said.

A spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s office said: “U.S. Attorney (Benjamin) Glassman has stated that this is an open and ongoing investigation. Beyond that, it is our policy not to confirm or deny any additional investigations or discuss individuals who have not been charged.”

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Woman charged with DUI after driving wrong way on SR 315 in north Columbus

Channel 10 news - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 14:53

A 26-year-old Worthington woman has been charged with DUI after police say she drove the wrong way on the highway.

According to Columbus police, they were alerted of a wrong-way driver on State Route 315 south near Henderson Road shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday.

Freeway patrol officers were able to stop the driver, who could be seen attempting to steer in different directions and reversing as they approached.

Police say she was stopped before a crash could occur.

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Judge orders Andrew Mitchell be held without bond

Channel 10 news - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 14:53

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge has ordered a vice squad officer in Ohio held without bail on charges of forcing women to have sex with him under threat of an arrest.

A federal indictment also accuses Columbus police officer Andrew Mitchell of witness tampering and lying to federal agents when he said he'd never had sex with prostitutes.

Magistrate Judge Kimberly Jolson issued the continuing hold on Mitchell Wednesday in federal court in Columbus. The 55-year-old officer is set for formal arraignment next week. Defense attorney Mark Collins says Mitchell will plead not guilty.

Mitchell has also been investigated by state authorities but not yet charged after police said he fatally shot Donna Castleberry who stabbed him in the hand while sitting in his unmarked police car.

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Inmate kitchen worker at Franklin County jail tests positive for hepatitis A

Channel 10 news - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 14:37

An inmate assigned to kitchen duties at a Franklin County jail has tested positive for hepatitis A.

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office said the inmate is at the Jackson Pike facility.

According to the sheriff's office, staff observed signs and symptoms consistent with the virus on March 9 and placed the inmate in medical isolation.

The staff received verification of the positive result on March 11.

As a result, the sheriff's office has been operating vaccination clinics at both jail facilities for staff and inmates.

Vaccinations were offered to all inmates and staff. The kitchen staff was vaccinated.

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'Epic' storm brings blizzard, rain, tornado threat to mid-US

Channel 10 news - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 14:30

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A window-rattling late winter storm brought blizzards, high winds, rain or floods to more than 25 states Wednesday, stretching from the northern Rocky Mountains to Texas and beyond.

"This is a very epic cyclone," said Greg Carbin, chief of forecast operations for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Weather Prediction Center. "We're looking at something that will go down in the history books."

It could develop into the worst storm of its type in 35 or 40 years, he said.

Blowing snow forced major highways to close in Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. About 1,000 flights were canceled at Denver International Airport, and nearly 40 more were canceled at Colorado Springs.

"It caught me completely off guard," said Sarah Brin of Santa Fe, New Mexico, who was stranded at the Denver airport. It was supposed to be a brief layover on her flight home from the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas, but it turned into an overnight stay.

She booked a room in a downtown hotel and reserved a spot on a shuttle van. But some shuttle trips were canceled because of the weather.

"We'll see if they actually show up," she said.

Many schools and government offices closed for the day. Xcel Energy reported more than 200,000 customers lost electricity in the Denver area.

Severe thunderstorms in North Texas damaged buildings and flipped over small planes parked at an airport.

Nebraska was bracing for heavy rains.

Flooding forced evacuations in northeast Nebraska and western Iowa, including the Pierce Manor retirement home in Pierce, Nebraska. Residents of Avoca, Iowa, were filling sandbags to keep floodwaters from spreading, and the American Red Cross set up a shelter for anyone who was displaced.

Parts of seven states were under blizzard warnings, and 20 states were under some level of high wind alert, Carbin said. Tornadoes were possible on the storm's eastern edge.

In New Mexico, high winds knocked 25 railroad freight cars off a bridge into a mostly dry riverbed near Logan, about 184 miles east of Albuquerque. No one was injured, the New Mexico State Police said.

A wind gust of 92 mph was recorded in the mountains northwest of Denver.

The storm was expected to drop up to 22 inches of snow in Wyoming, 14 inches in South Dakota and a foot in Colorado.

Forecasters said the winds would pile up snow into deep drifts. In the Denver suburb of Thornton, drivers were abandoning their vehicles in snow-clogged streets, police said.

The storm could last through Friday.

The culprit was a sudden and severe drop in ground-level air pressure in Colorado, the most pronounced dive since 1950, Carbin said. It was caused by a combination of the jet stream and normal conditions in the wind shadow of the Rockies.

Air rushed into the low-pressure area and then rose into the atmosphere.

"It's like a vacuum cleaner, really," Carbin said. And when that much air rushes higher into the atmosphere, it causes severe weather.

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Ohio 'heartbeat' abortion ban moves closer to becoming law

Channel 10 news - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 13:50

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Republican-led Ohio Senate has again passed a measure to ban abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected.

The 19-13 vote Wednesday sends the so-called heartbeat bill to the Republican-controlled House. GOP Gov. Mike DeWine has indicated he'd sign such a ban.

It would be among the most restrictive abortion measures in the country. A fetal heartbeat can be detected as early as six weeks into pregnancy, before many women know they're pregnant.

Similar measures approved by Ohio lawmakers were twice vetoed by DeWine's predecessor, GOP Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik), who said enacting the heartbeat bill would prompt a costly court battle and it would likely be found unconstitutional.

The bill includes an exemption if a mother's life is at risk, but no exemption for cases involving rape or incest.

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Trump: US grounding Boeing 737 Max 8, 9 after Ethiopia crash

Channel 10 news - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 12:46

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the U.S. is issuing an emergency order grounding all Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 aircraft in the wake of a crash of an Ethiopian Airliner that killed 157 people.

Many nations in the world had already barred the Boeing 737 Max 8 from its airspace, but until now, the Federal Aviation Administration had been saying that it didn't have any data to show the jets are unsafe.

Trump said Wednesday that the FAA would be making the announcement soon to ground the planes.

He says any plane currently in the air will go to its destination and then be grounded.

Trump says pilots and airlines have been notified.

He says the safety of the American people is of "paramount concern."

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Face the State with Scott Light | March 17, 2019

Channel 10 news - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 12:38

This week on Face The State:

  • The Health Care Debate - It's been a heated issue in Ohio and in America. This week we look at what is working for Ohioans and what isn't. Our panel will also break down Medicaid work requirements and who benefits.
  • Medicare For All- Bernie Sanders is putting health care at the forefront of his campaign, promoting free care for all. Critics say it can't be done without a major hit to the economy. We look at the cost and what the change could do to America.


Guests this week:

  • Dr. Sheldon Retchin - Professor of Medicine at OSU
  • Lauren Huddleston – Attorney at Grant Street Consultants
  • Dr. Marc Sweeney – Founding Dean of the School of Pharmacy at Cedarville University
  • Miranda Motter – President and CEO of Ohio Association of Health Plans
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Ivan Kane’s Forty Deuce Café And Speakeasy coming to Easton

Channel 10 news - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 12:36

Easton Town Center has announced another addition to their $500 million expansion expected to open later this year.

Ivan Kane’s Forty Deuce Café And Speakeasy will be part of the expansion in the northeast area of the development.

The location will feature a bistro and bar on the street level open for lunch, dinner and late-night dining all week.

The upstairs will feature a speakeasy which also features a DJ and live entertainment.

RH Gallery, Forbidden Root, Aloft Hotel, Pins Mechanical and True Food Kitchen have also been announced for the new expansion.

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